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Loek Van Mil | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  7'1" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins released RHP Loek Van Mil.
The 7-foot-1 Netherlands native had allowed 15 runs (14 earned) in 5 1/3 innings over his first five appearances (including one start) with Triple-A Rochester. He'll attempt to find another opportunity elsewhere. Mon, Apr 25, 2016 05:52:00 PM

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Loek Van Mil agreed to a deal Friday with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.

The towering 29-year-old spent the 2013 campaign in the Reds system, where he posted a 3.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 34/30 K/BB ratio over 64 innings of work between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Reds signed RHP Loek Van Mil to a minor league contract.

The 7'1 native of the Netherlands, has struggled to find consistency over seven seasons in the minor leagues. Still just 28-years-old, he possesses tremendous stuff and could crack the major league bullpen if he improves his command.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 07:46:00 PM

Indians acquired RHP Loek Van Mil from the Angels for future cash considerations.

Van Mil has registered an ugly 6.30 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 10 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The 7-foot-1 right-hander may struggle to ever reach the bigs.
Sat, May 5, 2012 08:39:00 PM

Angels sent RHP Loek Van Mil outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Acquired from the Twins in the Brian Fuentes trade last year, the 7-foot-1 right-hander held a 2.04 ERA, 6.2 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 66 1/3 innings at Double-A in 2011. At 27 and having never pitched above Double-A, Van Mil is running out of time in his quest to become the tallest player in history to appear in a MLB game.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 10:57:00 AM

Angels acquired RHP Loek Van Mil from the Twins to complete the Brian Fuentes trade.

Van Mil was just designated for assignment on Saturday. At 7-foot-1, he is currently the tallest player in baseball, but his results have fallen short of respectability with a 6.37 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in 29 2/3 innings this season at Double-A New Britain.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 03:23:00 PM

Twins designated RHP Loek Van Mil for assignment.

The move opened a 40-man roster spot for new big-league reliever Brian Fuentes. Van Mil, 26 in September, has posted a pitiful 6.37 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in 29 2/3 innings this season at Double-A New Britain. With those kind of numbers, he won't draw very much interest from opposing teams.
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 05:22:00 PM

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2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
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3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
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LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
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RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
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2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11John Curtiss
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes
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